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Five Reasons to Love Delphiniums

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Many parts of the country are emerging from a very snowy winter, while others are still being hit hard by Winter Storm Vulcan.  Yet, the first day of Spring is only one week away.  We’re taking the leap into the new season and highlighting one of our very favorite flowers — the delphinium. Here’s a list of why you should like this striking flower, and think about including delphinium in an upcoming spring floral arrangement:

Blue Delphiniums

Blue Delphiniums

  1. They’re blue. Mother Nature didn’t spawn a vast variety of naturally blue flowers. In fact, there are very few blue specimens. Delphinium rank as one of the best true blue flowers.
  2. They’re chic. Delphiniums are grown in pale and dark shades of blue as well as pinks, lavenders and creams. These multi-blossomed flowers mix well with all other floral varieties, especially those in shades of pink, green, white and yellow.
  3. They’re inspirational. Blue delphiniums remind us of the skies and the seas. When a fresh bouquet of these blue beauties is added to our living space its almost as if we’ve added a splash of the sea, sky or salty air to the room.
  4. They’re statuesque. Delphiniums are tall flowers. They will stand out in any arrangement with their spires of beautiful blossoms. They are not shy about making their presence known.
  5. They’re always in style. Just like the color blue is never out-of-date, neither is the delphinium. With over 250 species grown, the flowers make the perfect casual bouquet yet are equally at ease in a formal centerpiece.

The Beautiful Blues in Delphinium & Lilies

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Delphinium & Lilies

Delphinium & Lilies

Every season is a new adventure and it’s always interesting to see what bouquets our loyal customers are going to pick as their personal favorites to send. One bouquet in particular has really taken flight since its first introduction back in Spring 2008 – Delphinium & Lilies.
From its inception this bouquet gained a large flower lover following and we’re never ceased by how many choose to send the bouquet for a variety of reasons – birthdays, anniversaries or just because. I think one of the most appealing attributes of the bouquet is the striking blue color of the delphiniums. They are tall flowers like lilies but they bloom in a profusion of blossoms graduated up the stem. Delphiniums are known to have dark or white small flower centers called “bees.” Too cute!
 
Flower Fact: the name delphinium is from the Greek word delphis, meaning dolphin, the buds being said to resemble a dolphin’s snout. (Flowers A to Z: A Practical Guide to Buying, Growing, Cutting, Arranging by Cecelia Heffernan)

Thus the combination of the casually unique delphinium surrounded by the pure white blossoms of Asiatic lilies makes for a perfect bouquet, perfect to give on any occasion. I hope you’ll enjoy this bouquet in the near future like many of the Calyx Flowers flower lovers. Have a wonderful day!